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Some Die Slow, by William Herber (1954)



I'll let the back cover do the summarizing:



It started out corny, but it was still interesting. I mean, it was obviously not going to be a dark, noirish tale or a whipsmart mystery, but instead one of those harmless yet fun pieces of escapist pulp. The wise guy patter is fast, the floozies are faster, and the action is to die for (yuk yuk yuk!). And then, somewhere around the middle of the book its as if the author has lost interest. The story plows on, but the zing is gone. And our hero - private eye Jim Rehm - develops a few sleazeball tendencies.

And then there's the ending; straight out of a sitcom, this one. The lead female character (re: The Dame) that Jim has bedded and subsequently rescued two or three times, turns to the guy and says, "Yes, I accept your marriage proposal!"

"But I never asked ya!" our lifelong bachelor responds. "No, but I'm sure you meant to!" she answers. Jim breaks the fourth wall and looks at the camera; audience laughs; freeze frame; cue end credits.

This has been a Stephen J Cannell production.

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